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Doro, Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Doro is an interdisciplinary and collaborative practice that consciously attempts to engage with place, matter and space with a holistic, ecologically sensitive and contextually appropriate approach that is fresh yet rooted.

A design practice focusing on people, context and ecology to create integrated design solutions concerning the built environment. The practice believes in a common dialogue as a catalyst toward community development and finds itself at the intersections of community activism, system thinking, materiality, design-build, urban landscape and conservation. Inquisitive about the larger picture, while interested in the smallest thing that materializes, the practice finds itself naturally extending its arms to landscape and interior/ product design to serve a versatile range of clients.

Doro is a young practice that consciously seeks more dialogues, hands and opportunities to grow and evolve!

The Team

Naomy Parikh is a graduate of the school of architecture, CEPT University, and has pursued pottery from Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry. An architect and potter, she anchors herself with indigenous and skill-intensive ways of building appropriated for contemporary issues and actively engages in skill transfer and capacity building involving community engagement.

Saumil Patel is a graduate of APIED and has pursued Masters in urban design from the University of Stuttgart. Before joining Doro, Saumil worked at raiji.in, Ahmedabad and MBA/S, Stuttgart. He is interested in creating simpler morphological compositions that are multivalent and adaptive. His expertise lies in the field of participatory planning and design owing to his research and ground experiences with various communities

Caleb Ferro is a graduate of CEPT and is the biggest sports enthusiast around. He has worked with GRAY PARIKH ARCHITECTS LTD., Ahmedabad and the Office of Design and Development (ODD), Ahmedabad. He brings his vast experience of working in commercial, institutional and residential architecture projects with an eagle eye for details and unconventional materials explorations, the most out of waste.

Key works by Doro

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